Coast Guard shallow-water response teams assist citizens of North Carolina

Members of Coast Guard Shallow-Water Response Boat 3 help people and their pets stranded by floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence near Riegelwood, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photograph

Members of Coast Guard Shallow-Water Response Boat 3 help people and their pets stranded by floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence near Riegelwood, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photograph

GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard crews assisted motorists and residents around the state of North Carolina affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence on Sunday.

Coast Guard Shallow-Water Response Team 3 rescued six people and 12 pets stranded near Riegelwood, North Carolina, Sunday.

Coast Guard rescue team members used 16-foot aluminum response boats to navigate regions flooded by Hurricane Florence to conduct search and rescue missions.

Coast Guard crews are employing a variety of search and rescue methods, including shallow-water rescue boats, helicopters and vehicles.

For photos and video of the Coast Guard’s preparation and response to Hurricane Florence, visit our Hurricane Florence Flickr album.

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